Coroner: 84-year-old Gettysburg man had heart attack, died while plowing

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say an 84-year-old man had a heart attack while plowing snow during the weekend storm and his death is being classified as storm related.

The Adams County coroner says Col. Wayne Burt, Sr., a career officer in the Marines, was clearing his Gettysburg property on Sunday when he had a heart attack.

According to Burt’s obituary, he served in the Marines for 30 years and “enjoyed working outdoors, beautifying his property.”

Burt’s death brings the total number of storm-related deaths in Pennsylvania to 10.

Over 50 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. last weekend. The deaths resulted from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.

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